- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Urology
- Hospital Affiliation
- Mount Sinai Queens
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Nikhil Waingankar, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Urologic Oncology in the Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an Attending Physician in the Department of Urology at Mount Sinai Queens. He specializes in urologic oncology and his expertise includes open, laparoscopic, endoscopic and robotic surgical techniques. His clinical focus includes treating patients with cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testis. He also cares for patients with benign urologic conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
Dr. Waingankar received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After finishing his internship in general surgery at Johns Hopkins, he completed a residency in urology at North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System where he received academic awards and served as Chief Resident. He subsequently completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the esteemed Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. During the fellowship, Dr. Waingankar completed advanced urologic surgery training and conducted research in health services, which encompasses the intersection of clinical medicine with the economic, political, and public health aspects of care delivery. Specifically, he studied the roles that surgical volume, regionalization of care, and treatment delays play on outcomes for patients who undergo radical surgery for bladder cancer. In addition, he participated in the Masters of Science Program in Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, in which he examined physician practice patterns and adherence to guideline-based care for radical cystectomy, along with the impact this has on disparity in access to care and survival outcomes.
Dr. Waingankar provides caring and customized treatment to patients with a range of urologic cancers. He offers patients the latest advances in surgical treatment and works closely with his colleagues in medical oncology, radiation oncology, family practice, and internal medicine to provide an integrated approach to patient care with the goal of optimizing outcomes and the patient experience. He finds the positive impact he has on his patients’ lives very rewarding. In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Waingankar is involved in research at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Science within the Mount Sinai Department of Population Health Science and Policy. His research team aims to examine the impacts of care intensity and variations in practice patterns on patient outcomes both at the national level and within the Mount Sinai Health System. He has authored several publications and book chapters and has given numerous presentations at national meetings. He is a member of the American Urological Association and the Society of Urologic Oncology.
- Adrenocortical Carcinoma
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Kidney Stones
- Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for BPH
- Prostate Biopsy
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- Radical Cystectomy
- Robot-Assisted Urologic Procedures
- Robotic Kidney Surgery
- Robotic Prostate Surgery
- Testicular Cancer
- Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate
MD, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Internship, General Surgery
Johns Hopkins Hospital
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Fellowship, Urology Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Waingankar N, Schwartz MJ, Kavoussi LR. Minimally Invasive Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy. Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications 2010;.
Waingankar N, Sadek MA, Schwartz MJ, Scherr D, Richstone L. Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Use of Intestinal Segments for Reconstruction in the Adult Patient. In: Ost MC, editor. Robotic and Laparoscopic Reconstructive Surgery in Children and Adults, Current Clinical Urology Series. 2011. pp Springer Science+Business Media.
Waingankar N, Okeke Z, Smith A. Guidewires and Angled catheters. In: Monga M, editor. Ureteroscopy: Indications, Instrumentation & Technique, Current Clinical Urology Series. New York 2013,.
Waingankar N, Gilbert B. History of Genitourinary Ultrasound. In: Fulgham P, Gilbert B, editors. Practical Urological Ultrasound. New York, Springer Science + Business Media;.
Waingankar N, Gilbert B. History of Penile and Scrotal Ultrasound. In: Gilbert B, editor. Genital Ultrasound. New York, Springer Science + Business Media;.
Waingankar N, Moldwin R. Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome. In: Gomella LG, editor. 5 Minute Urology Consult: 3rd Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. December 2014;.
Waingankar N, Mallin K, Egleston B, Uzzo RG, Smaldone MC, Winchester DP, Kutikov A. Assessing the Relative Influence of Hospital and Surgeon Volume on Short-Term Mortality following Radical Cystectomy. European Urology Focus;.
Waingankar N, Bratslavsky G, Jimenez C, Russo P, Kutikov A. Pheochromocytoma in Urologic Practice. European Urology Focus 2016 Feb; 1(3): 231-240.
Waingankar N, Turkbey B, Salami SS, Yaskiv O, Siegel DS, Choyke PL, Ben-Levi E, Villani R, Rastinehad AR. Analysis of Scoring Systems and the Importance of Visual Reporting Schemes for MR US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsies. PLoS One 2015 Nov; 10(11).
Waingankar N, Uzzo RG. Active surveillance for renal neoplasms with oncocytic features is safe [editorial]. Journal of Urology 2015;.
Keeping it Simple isn’t always Possible – The role of ischemia and functional recovery following Partial Nephrectomy [editorial]. Urology 2015 Dec;.
Waingankar N, Schwartz MJ, Kavoussi LR. Minimally Invasive Nephrectomy and Nephroureterectomy. In: Winfield H, editor. Prevention & Management of Laparoendoscopic Surgical Complications, 3rd ed. Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons;.
Waingankar N, Sadek MA, Schwartz MJ, Scherr D, Richstone L. Robotic Radical Cystectomy and Use of Intestinal Segments for Reconstruction in the Adult Patient. In: Ost MC, editor. Robotic and Laparoscopic Reconstructive Surgery in Children and Adults. New York, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC;.
Waingankar N, Okeke Z, Smith AD. Guidewires and Angled catheters. In: Monga M, editor. Ureteroscopy: Indications, Instrumentation & Technique. New York, Springer Science+Business Media;.
Waingankar N, Hayek S, Smith AD, Okeke Z. Calyceal diverticula: a comprehensive review [review]. Rev Urol 2014; 16(1).
Waingankar N. History of Genitourinary Ultrasound. In: Fulgham P, Gilbert B, editors. Practical Urological Ultrasound. New York, Springer Science + Business Media;.
George AK, Herati AS, Srinivasan AK, Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Sadek MA, Schwartz MJ, Okhunov Z, Richstone L, Okeke Z, Kavoussi LR. Perioperative outcomes of off-clamp vs complete hilar control laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. BJU international 2013 Apr; 111(4 Pt B).
Richstone L, Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Hillelsohn JH, Andonian S, Schwartz MJ, Kavoussi LR. Pfannenstiel laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) vs conventional multiport laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: a prospective randomized controlled trial. BJU international 2013 Sep; 112(5).
Elsamra SE, Motato H, Moreira DM, Waingankar N, Friedlander JI, Weiss G, Smith AD, Okeke Z. Tandem ureteral stents for the decompression of malignant and benign obstructive uropathy. Journal of endourology 2013 Oct; 27(10).
George AK, Herati AS, Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for hilar tumors: oncologic and renal functional outcomes. Urology 2014 Jan; 83(1).
Waingankar N, Kavoussi LR. Another horse is leaving the stable. BJU international 2014 Jan; 113(1).
Waingankar N, Hayek S, Smith AD, Okeke Z. Calyceal diverticula: a comprehensive review. Reviews in urology 2014; 16(1).
Elsamra SE, Theckumparampil N, Garden B, Alom M, Waingankar N, Leavitt DA, Kreshover J, Schwartz M, Kavoussi LR, Richstone L. Open, laparoscopic, and robotic ureteroneocystotomy for benign and malignant ureteral lesions: a comparison of over 100 minimally invasive cases. Journal of endourology 2014 Dec; 28(12).
Leavitt DA, Theckumparampil N, Moreira DM, Elsamra SE, Waingankar N, Hoenig DM, Smith AD, Okeke Z. Continuing aspirin therapy during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: unsafe or under-utilized?. Journal of endourology 2014 Dec; 28(12).
George AK, Rothwax JT, Herati AS, Srinivasan AK, Rais-Bahrami S, Shah P, Waingankar N, Saluja SS, Richstone L, Kavoussi LR. Perioperative Outcomes of Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy Stratified by Body Mass Index. Journal of endourology 2015 Sep; 29(9).
Salami SS, George AK, Rais-Bahrami S, Okhunov Z, Waingankar N, Kavoussi LR. Off-clamp laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for hilar tumors: oncologic and renal functional outcomes. Journal of endourology 2014 Feb; 28(2).
Shah PH, George AK, Moreira DM, Alom M, Okhunov Z, Salami S, Waingankar N, Schwartz MJ, Vira MA, Richstone L, Kavoussi LR. To clamp or not to clamp? Long-term functional outcomes for elective off-clamp laparoscopic partial nephrectomy. BJU international 2016 Feb; 117(2).
Rastinehad AR, Waingankar N, Turkbey B, Yaskiv O, Sonstegard AM, Fakhoury M, Olsson CA, Siegel DN, Choyke PL, Ben-Levi E, Villani R. Comparison of Multiparametric MRI Scoring Systems and the Impact on Cancer Detection in Patients Undergoing MR US Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsies. PloS one 2015; 10(11).
Waingankar N, Kavoussi LR. Editorial comment. Urology 2010 Aug; 76(2).
Rais-Bahrami S, Waingankar N, Richstone L. Upper tract urologic LaparoEndoscopic Single-Site surgery. Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India 2012 Jan; 28(1).
Waingankar N, Uzzo RG. Editorial Comment. The Journal of urology 2016 Mar; 195(3).
Duty B, Waingankar N, Okhunov Z, Ben Levi E, Smith A, Okeke Z. Anatomical variation between the prone, supine, and supine oblique positions on computed tomography: implications for percutaneous nephrolithotomy access. Urology 2012 Jan; 79(1).
Okhunov Z, Rais-Bahrami S, George AK, Waingankar N, Duty B, Montag S, Rosen L, Sunday S, Vira MA, Kavoussi LR. The comparison of three renal tumor scoring systems: C-Index, P.A.D.U.A., and R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry scores. Journal of endourology 2011 Dec; 25(12).
Waingankar N, Kutikov A, Uzzo RG. Editorial Comment. Urology 2016 Jan; 87.
Montag S, Waingankar N, Sadek MA, Rais-Bahrami S, Kavoussi LR, Vira MA. Reproducibility and fidelity of the R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score. Journal of endourology 2011 Dec; 25(12).
Schwartz MJ, Faiena I, Cinman N, Kucharczyk J, Meriggi JS, Waingankar N, Richstone L, Kavoussi LR. Laparoscopic bowel injury in retroperitoneal surgery: current incidence and outcomes. The Journal of urology 2010 Aug; 184(2).
Okhunov Z, Roy O, Duty B, Waingankar N, Herati A, Morgenstern N, Sheikh-Fayyaz S, Kavoussi LR. Clinical evaluation of a novel bipolar radiofrequency ablation system for renal masses. BJU international 2012 Sep; 110(5).
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